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The National Archives

I see that the local Council has approved a request by TNA to have a music and drink license up to 1130pm on certain days, even though residents are unhappy about the existing noise, think of Summer evenings!

I know that on certain days TNA will open for researchers until 9 pm, because workers can't (apparently) get to Kew during a closure at 7pm and last document orders at 4pm. This does seem odd given ...
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Car parking charges at The National Archives

Researchers might like to be aware of charges starting next month (Blue Badge holders will be exempt)
( ... -site-kew/), it is unclear what difference this is to the charges announced in 2010 (were they stopped?), the article from the WDYTYA Magazine was:- It does seem counter-productive as the assumption is that it is financially worthwhile (and upsetting researchers!), I had doubts about the financial issues, how many researchers ...
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Tree on familysearch

I've tended to ignore the global great family tree on the familysearch website in the past as it is difficult to see how it's put together and sourced. However, I hadn't realised that some had photos and documents attached until today.

familysearch William Ferris.JPG

I'm researching the Ferris family at the moment because they link to my 4x great-grandparents in Gloucestershire and also to two DNA matches I've recently had via ...
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That lovely feeling when...

I keep coming back to them, systematically searching in ever increasing circles from their last known residence in 1881, their new south London home. Their sons have all left London and their daughter disappeared off the face of the earth after 1861, no marriage, no death, and so far no emigration. Bless the old couple, though, they always gave the same year of birth on the Census to make it easier but it’s been a ...
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A small Eureka! moment...

Just had a couple of days trying unsuccessfully to find some Bristolian relatives in the 1939 Register. After all, if they had been hatched, matched, and despatched there, it should be the logical place to find them. Right?
My last resort was searching on the wife's forename and likely year of birth; Amy & 1900. Whoopee! - only the surname had been transcribed as CANILIN instead of GAMLIN. However, as you can see from the ...
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I need help with this tragic family PLEASE

Two brothers marry two sisters one couple has a tragic short married life the other seems to be a caring uncle and aunt but there are many questions about the relationships within the families. Can anyone help sort them out from the facts below please?
Benjamin baptised Sedgley 2 Nov 1817 son of James and Maria FLAVELL
Edmund baptised Sedgley 9 Jan 1820 son of James and Maria FLAVELL
Mary baptised Sedgley 2 May 1819 ...
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Police/legal archives?

I've just signed up to the British Newspaper Archive and found lots of amusing stories of brushes with the law by people with the same names as a few of my ancestors, which are unfortunately relatively common locally. However, given the reporters rarely bothered to include the person's age, home address or even the Christian name of a wife when she was mentioned, are there any resources I could turn to to find out if ...
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FMP hints on Family Historian

I discovered just after Christmas that, when FH displays possible matches, it now has an extra button, which you can use to reject a hint without reviewing it first. It is very handy if there are hints which are only covered by a Pro (world) sub, as if you try and review those it throws a wobbly.
It is a double-edged sword however as I accidentally clicked on the wrong button when my mouse moved ...
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Order out of Chaos!!

Hello Everyone

I would be grateful for some advice please.

For various reasons my research is currently in a mess and I want to get back on track this year. I have a private tree on Ancestry, and one on paper! Before attempting anything else, such as moving my Tree from Ancestry to another computer based site eg FTM or the like, I need to marry up my Ancestry and paper trees and make sure ...
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Ancestry DNA and FTM 2017

My wife has just received her Ancestry DNA profile.
All of her family tree is linked to my tree on the same FTM2017 programme.
Can her DNA be linked to my tree without her having to have an Ancestry account?
If the answer is yes please tell me how!
Many thanks
Happy New Year
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